umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association
Conferences, Meetings & Deadlines
Plan ahead with our list of upcoming events, contests, meetings and conferences.
UMDIA/IAFP Spring Meetings
"Issues & Solutions for Today's Dairy Industry"
April 8th 2014, Rochester International Event Center, Rochester, MN
April 9th 2014, Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN
9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM Hitting the Moving Target on Drug Residue Prevention Practices - Patrick J. Gordon, DVM, Iowa State University
10:30 AM Introducing a New Spring Meeting Series: New Technologies in the Dairy Industry. Each Year A Different Company or Organization will be featured.
GEA Total Solutions – Precision Dairying
Robotic Milking—Rick Van Rinsum & Greg Larson
Future Cow & Farm of the Future -Keith Engel
The Apollo Milk System- Ron Dehli
Optimal Cow Milking - Mark Walker
ID Systems -Nathan Hedlund
12:10 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Cheese - Associated Outbreaks and Recalls: Causes and Preventative Measures -Carrie Rigdon, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
1:45 PM Iowa Update (Rochester only) - Lisa Pool, Iowa State Dairy Sanitarian
2:00 PM Minnesota Department of Ag Update - Elaine Santi, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Pathogenic Bacteria in the Dairy Plant Environment - Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Ph. D, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
3:30 PM Adulterated Milk; Not Always Antibiotics - Nicole Neeser, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
4:15 PM Wrap-up and Adjourn
Other Deadlines coming up:
2014 Entry Deadlines:
Spring Contest: February 28th 2014
June Contest: May 30th 2014
State Fair Contest: July 11th 2014